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Women's Economic Empowerment in Mexico: Lessons from the Top

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 8:00am | Mexico City

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network will hold a private workshop on women’s economic empowerment in Mexico in Mexico City. ... Read More

Inspiring Women to Lead: AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network Conference

Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00am | New York

Prominent figures from the private and public sectors engaged in topics such as leadership and women in the political sphere. ... Read More

Santiago Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment 

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 12:00am | Santiago

The Women's Hemispheric Network convened in Chile's capital city and discussed the challenges women face in both the professional and private spheres of thier lives as they purse leadership roles. ... Read More

The Third Edition of the Women, Business and the Law Report

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 8:00am | New York

Sarah Iqbal of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation will discuss a new report on women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees. ... Read More

Panama City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 12:30pm | Panama City

At Women's Hemispheric Network event in Panama City, women leaders discussed hurdles they face while working in the public and private sectors. ... Read More

AS/COA Women’s Hemispheric Network, Miami: Women on the Rise in the Americas

Monday, December 9, 2013 - 2:00pm | Miami

Please join AS/COA  for the Women’s Hemispheric Network, Miami Forum Event. ... Read More

Mexico City Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 1:30pm | Mexico City

At an October 15 Women's Hemispheric Network event in Mexico City, private and public sector leaders shared experiences and challenges faced while advancing their careers. ... Read More

AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network: Cultivating the Next Generation of Female Leaders

Friday, October 11, 2013 - 8:00am | New York

This event will feature top-level executives such as Angélica Fuentes and Sallie Krawcheck. ... Read More

Buenos Aires Private Luncheon on Women's Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship

Friday, August 23, 2013 - 1:30pm | Buenos Aires

AS/COA's Women's Hemispheric Network convened female entrepreneurs in Argentina for a discussion and networking. ... Read More

Women's Economic Empowerment in Colombia: Lessons from the Top

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 7:30am | Bogota

The Women's Hemispheric Network roundtable in Bogota focused on the success of women in the public and private sectors. ... Read More

Women’s Economic Empowerment: Creating the Role Model in Latin America

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 8:00am | New York
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AS/COA hosted its first annual full-day gender workshop and networking event on women’s economic empowerment and leadership throughout the hemisphere. ... Read More

Learn about recent developments in gender equality, women's empowerment, and more, here at our Women's Hemispheric Network blog.

Get the Numbers: Women in Government in the Americas

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | By Elizabeth Gonzalez, Luisa Leme

One third of the world’s female presidents govern in Latin America, while the Western Hemisphere boasts the highest regional average of women legislators. ... Read More

More Women in the Workforce Means an Economic Boost

Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

The U.S. economy would have lost $1.7 trillion in 2012 alone if women's workforce numbers remained unchanged in the past 30 years. ... Read More

Assessing Latin America's Gender Gap in Top Business Roles

Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

How does the region compare when it comes to having women in senior management? ... Read More

Timeline: 15 Years of Progress for Women in the Americas

Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru, Maha Masud, Luisa Leme

In light of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s inauguration and International Women’s Day, AS/COA Online takes a look at major political achievements for women across the Americas.  ... Read More

2014 Election Blog: A Look at Gender Quotas ahead of Latin America's 2014 Legislative Votes

Posted on Monday, January 6, 2014 | By Nneka Etoniru

Will quota laws affect the number of female legislators elected in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, and Uruguay this year? ... Read More

Facing the Barriers to Growth for Latin America’s Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

What can be done to overcome obstacles faced by women as they seek to build their companies? ... Read More

85 Broads' Sallie Krawcheck on the Power of Diversity

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

At the second annual New York conference for the AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network, 85 Broads' Sallie Krawcheck shared leadership lessons with more than 180 young female professionals. ... Read More

Cultivating Women's Leadership in the Media, Finance, and Technology Sectors

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Univisión's Nayeli Chavez-Geller, Bradesco's Denise Pavarina, and Softtek's Blanca Treviño talk on the sidelines of AS/COA's second annual gender event in New York. ... Read More

Closing the Pay Gap: Brazilian Female Executives in Focus

Posted on Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

While Brazilian women continue to occupy a minority of management roles, their salaries are catching up with their male counterparts, a new survey finds. ... Read More

Blanca Treviño on the Gender-Quota Debate and Creating a Good Board

Posted on Thursday, September 12, 2013 | By Carin Zissis

The Softtek president and CEO makes the case for why gender quotas for boards aren’t the solution to increase diversity. ... Read More

AQ's 2013 Social Inclusion Index: Adding Women’s Rights to the Equation

Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 | By Luisa Leme

Now in its second year, Americas Quarterly’s Social Inclusion Index included women’s rights as an indicator, affecting some countries' positions in the ranking. ... Read More

Latin America's Top Countries for Women Entrepreneurs

Posted on Friday, July 26, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

A new index ranked Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Mexico as the best business climates for female entrepreneurs in the region. ... Read More

In the Americas, Number of Congresswomen Slowly Growing

Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

Women’s congressional representation in the Western Hemisphere rose by almost 10 percentage points over the past decade. ... Read More

Despite Slow Progress, Report Finds Improvement in Economic Gender Equality

Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 | By Maha Masud

Augusto Lopez-Claros of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation joined AS/COA on March 6 to discuss the results of the Women, Business and the Law study. ... Read More

Mexican Senator Gabriela Cuevas on Women’s Empowerment

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Marking International Women’s Day on March 8, AS/COA Online looks at a recent interview with Cuevas and her work to promote women’s participation in the workforce. ... Read More

Entrevista con la Primera Dama del Perú: el papel de las mujeres en el desarrollo social

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 | By David Gacs

Nadine Heredia, Embajadora Especial para el Año Internacional de la Quinua, sobre el rol que la cosecha andina tiene en el desarrollo, especialmente de las mujeres. ... Read More

International Women’s Day: Advancing Gender Equality

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 | By Nneka Etoniru

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, global organizations will host events in support of women’s issues and gender equality. ... Read More

Women at WEF: An Underrepresented Force

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 | By David Gacs

Fewer than one in five attendees at Davos this week were women, reinforcing the need for WEF’s gender initiatives to boost female leadership. ... Read More

La mentoría, una herramienta clave para empoderar a la mujer

Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 | By Alejandra Sepúlveda

Aunque las mujeres constituyen seis de cada diez universitarios, todavía están lejos de participar equitativamente en el mercado laboral. Un recurso importante para corregir esa distorsión es la mentoría de género, escribe Alejandra Sepúlveda de ComunidadMujer. ... Read More

AS/COA’s Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop: An Overview of the Panels

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 | By Allie Fleder

On October 12, women from the private and public sector gathered at AS/COA in the first of a series of meetings set on increasing women’s political, professional, and economic participation across the region. ... Read More

Guaranteeing Rights for Domestic Workers in Argentina and Brazil

Posted on Thursday, December 6, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

Legislatures in both countries aim to pass bills ensuring labor protections for domestic workers, the majority of whom are women. ... Read More

Increasing Women’s Participation in Small and Medium Enterprises

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | By Alex Erquicia, Rachel Glickhouse

Currently underrepresented as heads of small businesses, women in Latin America could help drive growth by becoming entrepreneurs. ... Read More

La Influencia de las Mujeres en la Política y las Empresas

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 | By Alex Erquicia

La escasa participación de las mujeres en el mundo político y empresarial en Chile obliga a cambios estructurales en el país.  ... Read More

Ranking Women’s Equality in the Americas

Posted on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012 indicated that Latin America and the Caribbean closed 69 percent of its gender gap, though challenges remain. ... Read More

Working Toward Gender Equality in Peru

Posted on Monday, November 5, 2012 | By Rachel Glickhouse

The Peruvian government wants to tackle women's inequality, since a new study shows Peru falling behind on opportunities for women. ... Read More

Santiago 2012: Panel: Empoderamiento Económico de la Mujer: Clave para el Desarrollo

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By Paloma Baytelman

Este panel abordó temas relacionados con la inequidad de género en cuanto al acceso al mundo de trabajo remunerado, en el caso de los sectores desfavorecidos, y a cargos de toma de decisión, para las mujeres del grupo socioeconómico medio y alto. ... Read More

Chile Pushes for More Equal Mines

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2012 | By David Gacs

In a drive to increase gender equality and labor capacity in the booming mining sector, the Chilean government is launching a mining training program for unemployed women. ... Read More

Women Seek Greater Economic Empowerment

Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012 | By Kariela Almonte

 Women's economic and political empowerment is essential towards forging a path of inclusion and development in Latin America.   ... Read More

AS/COA’s Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop: An Overview of the Panels

Posted on Friday, December 7, 2012 | By Allie Fleder

On October 12, women from the private and public sector gathered at AS/COA in the first of a series of meetings set on increasing women’s political, professional, and economic participation across the region. ... Read More

Video: Inspiring Women to Lead - Closing Remarks by Susan Segal

October 16, 2014

AS/COA's Susan Segal concludes the Women's Hemispheric Network Conference by highlighting important takeaways of the event. ...

Video: How to be a Female Leader - Women's Hemispheric Network Panel

October 14, 2014

Business leaders discussed the challenges women face throughout their careers, as well as the set of skills they offer....

Vídeo: Mujeres en la política - Conversación con la Senadora mexicana Diva Gastélum

October 16, 2014

La política compartió la historia de su carrera y los obstáculos que enfrentan las mujeres en América Latina....

Video - Gillian Tett on Women's Career Paths: Don't Succumb to Groupthink

October 16, 2014

The Financial Times Managing Editor stressed how women's unorthodox career paths offer an advantage....

Video: Inspiring Women to Lead - Welcoming Remarks

October 20, 2014

On October 3, AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal welcomed guests and distinguished speakers to the third annual Women's Hemispheric Network Conference, this year titled "Inspiring Women to Lead." Segal summarized the accomplis...

Video Q&A: Odebrecht's Marcela Drehmer on How Women Can Launch Their Careers

October 09, 2014

The CFO of Odebrecht spoke with AS/COA Online about encouraging women in finance and balancing work and personal life....

Video Q&A: Cristina Pineda habla sobre los desafíos de mujeres emprendedoras

October 09, 2014

La emprendedora mexicana habla sobre las decisiones mas importantes para mujeres abriendo sus propios negocios. ...

Video Q&A: Panama's Paulina de Franceschi on Why We Need More Women in Public Office

October 09, 2014

The deputy ambassador for Panama at the UN explains that having more women in government can shift policymaking decisions....

Audio: The Third Edition of the Women, Business and the Law Report

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sarah Iqbal of the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation discussed a new report on women’s prospects as entrepreneurs and employees....

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Video Q&A: Josefina Vázquez Mota sobre el liderazgo de mujeres

March 26, 2014

La política y autora mexicana habla de sus experiencias como ex-candidata presidencial de su país y comparte sus consejos para mujeres jóvenes. ...

Video: AS/COA Women – Miami: A New Generation of Female Leaders

December 09, 2013

Leaders in law, business, and the arts talked about finding mentors, successful networking, and life balance at the December 9 Women's Hemispheric Network Miami forum....

Video Q&A: UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres on Women's Role Fighting Climate Change

January 15, 2014

Watch the UN top official on climate change discuss bringing women to the negotiating table, as well as how to role model equality at home....

Video Q&A: Greenberg Traurig's Patricia Menéndez Cambó on What Women Need to Advance into Leadership Positions

December 13, 2013

Patricia Menéndez Cambó explored balancing work and personal life, and how companies see value in women's decision-making today....

Video Q&A: GalleryDiet's Nina Johnson-Milewski on Women's Leadership in the Arts Field

December 13, 2013

The director of Miami's GalleryDiet talked about women pioneering in arts innovation....

Video: AS/COA Women - The Value of Mentoring

October 11, 2013

At AS/COA Women's Second Annual Networking Event and Workshop, female decision makers from the Americas were joined by their mentees to speak about professional experiences....

Video - AS/COA Women: Sponsorship—Securing a Path to Leadership

October 11, 2013

During an AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network panel, Bloomberg News' John McCorry and Adriana Arai discuss their sponsorship relationship and talk about building business networks. ...

Video - AS/COA Women: Women Leading STEM Fields

October 11, 2013

At an AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network event, three female leaders share personal stories about succeeding in a field dominated by men....

Video: Sallie Krawcheck on the Importance of Networking and Diversity

October 23, 2013

At an AS/COA Women's Hemispheric Network event, Sallie Krawcheck of 85 Broads discussed the importance of networking and diversity. ...

Video: AS/COA Women—Opening Remarks from Susan Segal and Margarita Zavala

October 11, 2013

At the second annual women's conference in New York, AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal and former First Lady of Mexico Margarita Zavala speak about advancing women in the private sector....

Video Q&A: Softtek CEO Blanca Treviño on How to Build Leadership

October 11, 2013

President and CEO of Softek Blanca Treviño speaks with AS/COA Online about business challenges, leadership, and the impact that mentorship's "two-way street" can have in women's lives....

Video Q&A: Bradesco's Denise Pavarina on Women and Decision Making in the Finance Sector

October 11, 2013

Denise Pavarina of Banco Bradesco talks about why women are increasingly driving decision making in business. ...

Video Q&A: Nayeli Chavez-Geller on Women in Journalism

October 11, 2013

AS/COA speaks with Nayeli Chavez-Geller, Univisión correspondent for Primer Impacto, on the shifting landscape of women's roles in journalism....

Video Q&A: Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla

October 02, 2013

Costa Rica's first female president speaks with AS/COA President and CEO Susan Segal about women's rights, innovation, and her remaining months in office....

Principales momentos: Empoderamiento económico de las mujeres en Colombia

September 17, 2013

Ejecutivas reflexionaron sobre sus experiencias y destilaron lecciones en la mesa redonda de la Red Hemisférica de Mujeres de AS/COA, en Bogotá....

Video: Susan Segal - Empoderamiento económico de las mujeres en Colombia

August 13, 2013

La Presidenta y CEO de AS/COA habló sobre la Red Hemisférica de Mujeres y de las estadísticas sobre las mujeres en juntas directivas y en los mercados emergentes. ...

Video: Margarita Zavala - Women's Economic Empowerment in Colombia: Lessons from the Top

August 08, 2013

The former first lady of Mexico spoke during AS/COA's roundtable on women's economic empowerment in Colombia....

Video Q&A: Maria Emma Mejía sobre el empoderamiento femenino en Colombia

June 13, 2013

La ex-ministra de Relaciones Exteriores habló sobre los retos que enfrentan las mujeres colombianas en la sociedad y en el trabajo....

Expert Video: AQ’s Social Inclusion Index - Women’s Rights

July 30, 2013

“[W]e can’t just look at half of society if we want to measure social inclusion,” says AS/COA’s Susan Segal on the assessment of women’s rights in the new Index....

Video: President of BNY Mellon Karen Peetz on Women’s Leadership

May 21, 2013

The BNY Mellon president talks with AS/COA Online about how to increase the number of women in business leadership roles....

Interview: U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Roberta Jacobson

December 11, 2012

Washington's top diplomat for the Americas outlines how the United States is partnering with Latin America on the advancement of women in political life and economic growth, as well as gender's role in anti-corruption efforts....

Video: Palabras de la Directora Ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres, Michelle Bachelet

October 11, 2012

La directora ejecutiva de ONU Mujeres y expresidenta de Chile habló de la necesidad de que las mujeres adquieran autonomía a través del empoderamiento económico....

Video: Palabras de la Primera Dama de México Margarita Zavala de Calderón

October 11, 2012

La primera dama de México habló de la importancia de la inclusión de las mujeres en el desarrollo social, económico y político de un país....

Entrevista: Margarita Zavala habla sobre la importancia de la inclusión de las mujeres en el ámbito político

October 11, 2012

La Primera Dama habló sobre las reformas que son necesarias para aumentar la equidad de género en la representación política en México....

Video: Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop—Panel on Role Models

October 11, 2012

As part of AS/COA's first annual full-day workshop and networking event focused on women’s economic empowerment and leadership throughout the hemisphere, AS/COA's President and CEO Susan Segal moderated a panel discussion on the importance of female role models.

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Video: Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop—Panel on Implications for Economic Development

October 11, 2012

AS/COA hosted a panel focused on implications for economic development as part of its first annual full day workshop and networking event focused on women's economic empowerment and leadership throughout the hemisphere. ...

Video: Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop—Panel on The Woman Entrepreneur

October 11, 2012

CNBC anchor Michelle Caruso-Cabrera moderated a panel discussion on female entrepreneurs as part of AS/COA's women's economic empowerment workshop....

Video: Women's Economic Empowerment Workshop—Panel on the Road to the Executive Suite

October 11, 2012

As part of AS/COA's women's economic empowerment workshop, Bloomberg TV's Stephanie Ruhle moderated a panel on women's experiences in the executive suite....

CEO of Grupo Omnilife Angelica Fuentes on Female Economic Empowerment

October 11, 2012

The leading Mexican business leader discussed the challenges female executives and businesswomen face in Mexico and shared some of her experiences and best practices....

Women's Economic Empowerment: On the Sidelines with Susan Silbermann

October 11, 2012

President & General Manager for Vaccines at Pfizer Susan Silbermann participated in AS/COA's October 11 women's networking event in New York. In this video, Silbermann discusses the reasons the role women should take in hemispheric economic growth....

Women's Economic Empowerment: On the Sidelines with Ambassador Carolina Barco

October 11, 2012

Senior Adviser on Emerging Sustainable Cities for the Inter-American Development Bank Ambassador Carolina Barco discusses the importance of female economic empowerment, especially among Latin America's poor and the middle classes....

Women's Economic Empowerment: On the Sidelines with Gina Diez Barroso

October 11, 2012

Gina Diez Barroso, president & CEO of Grupo Diarq, discusses female economic empowerment and entrepreneurship in Mexico on the sidelines of AS/COA's women's networking event. ...

Women's Economic Empowerment: On the Sidelines with Kristin Hetle

October 11, 2012

Director of Strategic Partnerships for UN Women Kristin Hetle discusses the economic logic of female participation in a country's economy in this video on the sidelines of AS/COA women's networking event....

Women's Economic Empowerment: On the Sidelines with Judith McHale

October 11, 2012

The former under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs explains how female economic empowerment is relevant at every socio-economic level on the sidelines of AS/COA's women's networking event....

Video: Santiago 2012: Panel on Women's Economic Empowerment: Key for Development

August 30, 2012

As part of it's 2012 Chile conference, AS/COA hosted a roundtable to discuss the path for female empowerment in emerging economies....